Review: Hell On Wheels by Julie Ann Walker

Hell On Wheels
(Black Knights Inc., #1)
By: Julie Ann Walker
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: Aug. 7, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Black Knights Inc.–Behind the facade of their tricked-out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle.

Hold On Tight…

Ex-Marine Nate “Ghost” Weller is an expert at keeping his cool–and his distance–which makes him one hell of a sniper. It’s also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she’s his best friend’s baby sister…and totally off limits.

Rough Road Ahead

Ali’s never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley–or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she’s in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she’s become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible–but her heart is another story altogether.

This is so far beyond your typical best friend’s little sister romance.

When Ali shows up at Black Knights Inc looking for Nate’s help she is not convinced that the bike shop is really all it is. Everyone is packing heat and the whole vibe screams secret lair. Only she has no idea what exactly Nate and her brother got themselves into with this place. It isn’t until she confides in the group about all the weird things that’s been happening around her that she finds out this is the headquarters for the special ops group.

Nate is part of a very secret elite special ops group. Once he and his best friend Grigg’s “retired” from the military they joined the Black Nights Inc. Only on there last mission together something went horribly wrong and Griggs and Nate were taken in my terrorists and tortured. Nate is able to escape his room and finds his best bud Griggs barely alive and suffering miserably. With no chance of survival for Griggs, Nate has to do the unthinkable to help end his suffering which leaves Nate in a traumatic mess months following. He still hasn’t forgiven himself over what he had to do and has nightmares where he relieves that horrific moment. So when Ali walks into the compound looking for him for help, he is very standoffish towards her. He knows that if she ever found out the truth behind her brothers death that she will hate him.

I loved these two characters. Ali is a very strong independent characters. Her big brother taught her how to fend for herself. She knows how to fire a gun and who to fight dirty to get what she wants. She’s had a thing for Nate since she could remember but the big idiot has always made sure to be very aloof with her. Even now she gets grunts from him when she’s talking to him and if she’s really lucky a one word response. Little does she know the demons that he is fighting and the secrets that he’s hiding.

There was quite a bit of action and fighting in this book. Since Ali and Nate go on a “mission” back to her childhood home to look for something that might help them figure out why Ali is being chased by these mysterious people. There are a lot of shoot outs, and a few deaths and I will admit that I got a little teary eyed when Nate was dreaming about the day he killed Grigg. This was a really great all around book. I cannot wait to read more from this series.

“Oh… great. Talk about one piss-poor time to spring an erection. Here they were, hundreds of miles from the nearest trustworthy help, with a mysterious operator on their trail and God-only-knew-what waiting for them in Jacksonville, and what do you suppose he was doing? He was reaching down to inconspicuously rearrange himself because his pecker had decided now was a dandy time to snap to attention.”


One Thought on “Review: Hell On Wheels by Julie Ann Walker

  1. Aw yay I’m glad you liked it Kristin! I think I’m like the only one that was just in the middle on it but she still has me reading them because the woman is like crack for me. I just can’t stop. lol

    The part about his best friend. That was so hard to read but I thought the best writing she did. I was just bawling.

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